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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango and Salida, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Youth Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Youth Field SupervisorDurango, COFebruary 28 - November 17, 2023Apply here!
Youth Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 – August 11, 2023, OR November 17, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basis Apply here!
Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, COMarch 27 – August 11, 2023, OR November 17, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basis Apply here!
Crew LeaderSalida, CO or Alamosa, COMarch 27 - Nov 3, 2023Apply here!
Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO or Alamosa, COMarch 27 - Nov 3, 2023Apply here!
Four Corners Indigenous Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, COMarch 27th – August 11th, 2023 OR November 17th, 2023; start date flexible on case-by-case basisApply here!

Adult Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions


Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Adult Field SupervisorDurango, COFebruary 28 - November 17, 2023Apply here!
Field Supervisor Salida, COMarch 13, 2023 – October 27, 2023 Apply here!
Crew Leader
Salida, CO or Alamosa, COMarch 27 - Nov 3, 2023Apply here!
Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO or Alamosa, COMarch 27 - Nov 3, 2023Apply here!
Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 - Nov 18, 2023Apply here!
Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, COMarch 27 - Nov 18, 2023Apply here!
QUEER Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 - Nov 18, 2023Apply here!
Women's+ Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 - Nov 18, 2023Apply here!

Veterans Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitlePosition LocationDatesApplication
Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Durango, COJanuary 9 - March 24, 2023 (with option to extend through November)Apply here!
Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderSalida, COMarch 27 – October 27, 2023Apply here!
Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, COMarch 27 – October 28, 2023Apply here!

Adult Leadership - Small Teams

Position TitlePosition LocationDates Application
San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District, Wilderness Crosscut Lead
Durango, COMarch 27 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November) Apply here!
Santa Fe National Forest, Outdoor Recreation Management, Crew Leader Durango, COMarch 27 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November) Apply here!
San Juan National Forest, Rangeland Management, Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 – August 11, 2023 (option to extend to November)  Apply here!
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Noxious Weeds Management, Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 27 – August 25, 2023 (option to extend to November)  Apply here!

Watershed and Ecological Monitoring Crew Leaders

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Watershed/Ecological Monitoring Field SupervisorDurango, COFebruary 28 - November 17, 2023Apply here!
Watershed Strike Team Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 20 - Nov 3, 2023Apply here!
Crew Lead: Vegetation Monitoring with the BLM on Colorado's Western SlopeBLM Field Office in Dolores, Montrose, or Grand JunctionFrom: April 10th, 2023
To: Nov 5th, 2023 or
April 5th, 2024
Apply here!
Crew Lead: Vegetation Monitoring across New Mexico and Colorado BLM Field Offices in Gunnison, Canyon City, Monte Vista, Taos, Farmington, Albuquerque, Socorro, Roswell, or CarlsbadFrom: April 24th, 2023
To: Nov 17th, 2023 or March/April 2024
Apply here!

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